Middleweight king Gennady Golovkin took to social media this week in a bid to stop rival Carl Froch using his name for publicity.
An initial tabloid report stating Froch could come out of retirement to face Golovkin at 168 -172 pounds went viral earlier this week, although the Kazakh was unimpressed by the mere suggestion and wanted something concrete from the promoters involved.
“Hey gentlemen, EddieHearn and TomLoeffler, without any actual progress please stop rehashing the possibility of this fight over and over,” said Golovkin.
By that time, Froch had already begun backtracking on a possible meeting by spelling out who he thought ‘GGG’ should fight, which was met with a swift response by the current pound for pound star.
Hey you Carl Froch! – Don’t judge who is credible or not. You are another clown who talks too much without stepping up to actually do things,” he pointed out.
As of now, it seems 39 year-old Froch is quite happy in his role as Sky Sports pundit, whilst Golovkin is seemingly back to square one in his bid to find a top name opponent in or around his own weight class.
Talks with Danny Jacobs have quietened down since they began in September and Billy Joe Saunders is currently off the table until he completes what looks a routine defence against Artur Akavov in Wales on November 26.
It’s been well documented main target Canelo Alvarez won’t consider their super-fight until September 2017, at the earliest, leaving Golovkin to miss out on completing three fights in the same year for the first time since 2012.